Rodrigo Matheus

São Paulo, SP, 1974.
Lives and works in London, England.

PIPA 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 nominee.

About the artist

BD in Multimedia and Intermedia – School of Arts and Communication at Universidade de São Paulo. He has participated in many exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. He made an art art residency at Residency and new commissioned work for the lobby of the Art Gallery of York University’s (AGYU).

His works articulate many medias in artworks that discuss the nature of representation and its relation with the industrial design. Making use of objects and common materials to the corporate world, the artist also appropriates of their strategies to create fake-companies that sign their project-work. Outros trabalhos exploram as representações da natureza sob a ótica do simulacro e da artificialidade.Other works explore representations of nature from the perspective of sham and artificiality.

Solo Exhibitions

2010
– Galpão Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo. Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de Janeiro.
2008
– O Mundo em que Vivemos,Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo. The World we live in, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto.
2005
– Engeoplan, Galeria Triângulo, São Paulo.
2004
– Centurium,XXVII Salão Nacional de Belo Horizonte/ Bolsa Pampulha , Museu de Arte da Pampulha. Belo Horizonte. Centurium, Centro Cultural São Paulo.

Group Exhibitions

2010
– Ecológica, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo.
2009
– Sinais de Fumaça, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo. Communism of Forms, Red bull Gallery, Toronto. Restraint. Maison de la Culture Marie-Uguay, Montreal.
2008
– MAM 60, Oca, São Paulo. O Mundo em que Vivemos , Museu da Imagen e do Som, São Paulo. Cover, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo. Images Festival, Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), Toronto. Paralela, Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, São Paulo
2007
– Luminous Echo, Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, City Hall, Hong Kong.Extraordinary, York Quay Gallery, Toronto. Por um Fio, Paço das Artes, São Paulo. Poder e Afeto/Power and Affection, Galeria Silvia Cintra, Rio de Janeiro.
2006
– Mam at Oca, São Paulo. Arquivo Geral, Centro Cultural Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro.
- Paradoxos Brasil – Rumos Itaú Cultural, 2005/2006. Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo.

Represented by: Fortes Vilaça Gallery and Silvia Cintra + Box 4 Gallery.

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